The vines of the Barbera, Plana and Viader plots have deep soil with a clay loam texture, which provides us with freshness and elegance. The Monestrell plot, situated on the terraces on Serral hill, marks the De Nit sparkling wine with its personality.
A year defined by extreme contrasts due to our Mediterranean climate. Autumn was hot and very damp (308L/m2). Winter was cold with a heavy snowfall on 4 February that left up to 10 cm of snow on some parts of the estate. Spring had a cool start with a night frost on 9 April that caused 5% of the Xarel·lo buds from la Vinya dels Fòssils to freeze as it is a north-facing vineyard. All of this combined with just 62 L/m2 of rainfall between January and July, created some extreme conditions for the vegetative development; the varieties that adapted best to these conditions were Xarel·lo, Sumoll and Monastrell.
91 Points Wine Advocate - The ultra pale sparkling rosé 2015 De Nit is a blend of 40% Xarello, 36% Macabeo, 18% Parellada and 6% Monastrell from their biodynamic vineyards. The color is obtained by pressing the Xarello and Monastrell together, which result in a pale must. It re-fermented in bottle for no less than 18 months and has 4.5 grams of sugar, so it's an extra brut. It's deliciously perfumed, subtle and elegant, with a core of aniseed, fennel and Mediterranean plants. It's more serious than the majority of rosés, more with the spirit of a white. The palate has the delicious flavors and the tastiness of the limestone soils and a somewhat bitter touch in the finish, perhaps the contribution of Monastrell. This is stunning. 200,000 bottles, 4,500 magnums and 8,000 half-bottles were produced.